•  Myrlande Constant

    ADAA | The Art Show

    Park Avenue Armory | Booth C4

    November 3 – 7, 2021

     

    Luhring Augustine is pleased to feature a solo presentation of new work by the Haitian artist Myrlande Constant, curated by the painter Tomm El-Saieh.

     

    All works: © Myrlande Constant; Courtesy of the artist, CENTRAL FINE, Miami, and Luhring Augustine, New York.

  • Donald Johnson Montenegro, Partner at Luhring Augustine, discusses the gallery's presentation for The Art Show 2021.

  • Guede, 2020, Sequins, glass beads, silk tassels on cotton 88 x 85 x 4 inches (223.5 x 215.9 x 10.2...
    Guede, 2020,
    Sequins, glass beads, silk tassels on cotton
    88 x 85 x 4 inches (223.5 x 215.9 x 10.2 cm)
    SOLD
  • Baron Lacroix, 2010 Sequins, beads, cotton 23 1/2 x 27 inches (59.7 x 68.6 cm) SOLD
    Baron Lacroix, 2010
    Sequins, beads, cotton
    23 1/2 x 27 inches (59.7 x 68.6 cm)
    SOLD
  • Baron Crimenel, 2021 Sequins, beads, cotton 44 x 42 inches (111.8 x 106.7 cm) SOLD
    Baron Crimenel, 2021
    Sequins, beads, cotton
    44 x 42 inches (111.8 x 106.7 cm)
    SOLD
  • Maitresse Dalia, 2021 Sequins, beads, cotton 55 x 72 inches (139.7 x 182.9 cm) SOLD
    Maitresse Dalia, 2021
    Sequins, beads, cotton
    55 x 72 inches (139.7 x 182.9 cm)
    SOLD
  • Veve, 2010 Sequins, beads, cotton 18 x 21 inches (45.7 x 53.3 cm) SOLD
    Veve, 2010
    Sequins, beads, cotton
    18 x 21 inches (45.7 x 53.3 cm)
    SOLD
  • Ghuede, 2003 Sequins, beads, cotton 27 x 36 inches (68.6 x 91.4 cm) SOLD
    Ghuede, 2003
    Sequins, beads, cotton
    27 x 36 inches (68.6 x 91.4 cm)
    SOLD

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  • About the artist Myrlande Constant (b. 1968, Port-au-Prince) is celebrated for her stunning, idiosyncratic, and genre-defying drapo Vodou (Vodou flags),...

    About the artist
    Myrlande Constant (b. 1968, Port-au-Prince) is celebrated for her stunning, idiosyncratic, and genre-defying drapo Vodou (Vodou flags), small embroidered and sequined flags that have been produced in Haiti for generations as both religious objects and artworks. A self-taught flag-maker, Constant’s artistry is rooted in her skills as a seamstress and the beading techniques that she learned from her mother, who she assisted in creating elaborately beaded wedding dresses.

    Constant began making unorthodox drapo Vodou over two decades ago, revolutionizing the artform and entering what had been, until the 1990s, a field completely dominated by men; she continues to push its boundaries in ambitious ways by deviating from the traditional materials and scale, and by incorporating buoyant colors and present-day subjects. In her large, densely textured flags, Constant draws equally from Vodou mythology, Haitian history, current events, and popular culture, balancing the spiritual with a contemporary world view. Her work has been greatly influential to a younger generation of artists in Haiti, many of whom have apprenticed under her.

  • Myrlande Constant

     

    ADAA | THE ART SHOW

    LUHRING AUGUSTINE

    BOOTH C4